Compliance News You Can Use: HIPAA Breach Reporting

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Breach Reporting Tool (HBRT) is available to help health care entities better identify breaches of health information and learn how breaches of health information are investigated and resolved. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) created this tool to provide information about reported security breaches available to entities covered by HIPAA.

The HBRT highlights breaches currently under investigation and reported within the last 24 months as well as an archive that includes all past breaches and information about how these breaches were resolved.

ACO participants can use this tool to stay informed about current security threats or report a breach in the event that one occurs. For additional information on HIPAA breach notification, visit the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule webpage.